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01-19-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,036
Posted By philbob57

I used a Lezyne Macro all of last year, and I was...

I used a Lezyne Macro all of last year, and I was happy with it. The main reason I wen to a GPS device was that I wanted to manage my heart rate, and the lowest cost Cateye with HR got lousy reviews....
01-12-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By philbob57

If your problem stems fromm putting too much...

If your problem stems fromm putting too much weight on your hands/wrists/elbows/shoulders, the cure might be more core strength to enable you to hold yourself up more effectively.

But that 'just...
01-08-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,451
Posted By philbob57

1500 miles, a 77 km (age +1) ride by the last...

1500 miles, a 77 km (age +1) ride by the last week in July
01-02-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 720
Posted By philbob57

Mercian is pretty capable, too.

Mercian is pretty capable, too.
01-02-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By philbob57

If you use your foot to pres on the pedal wrench,...

If you use your foot to pres on the pedal wrench, you'll be able to to apply more power than just using your arm. The trick is making sure you're trying to move the pedals the right direction. Check...
01-02-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By philbob57

Kucharik offers real chamois.pads -...

Kucharik offers real chamois.pads - https://www.kucharikclothing.com/we-replace-pads-leather-chamois-pad-6-p-343.html?osCsid=9m26obudhqrq61ptfcess0bhc1
12-27-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 731
Posted By philbob57

I moved to Evanston in 1981 with an Atala...

I moved to Evanston in 1981 with an Atala Competizione that was ridable but needed a headset. Turin made an appointment for the service! Later that year, after my bike was stolen the week before the...
12-27-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 718
Posted By philbob57

Congratulations! Unlike the posters above,...

Congratulations!

Unlike the posters above, 3,000 miles is far more than even a stretch goal for me, so I'm in awe of you all.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By philbob57

Andy at Get A Grip in Chicago helped me with a...

Andy at Get A Grip in Chicago helped me with a knee problem for $50, basically 45 minutes or an hour. He also does full fits for more. I might also give Ron Boi a call at RRB Cycles in Kenilworth.
12-25-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By philbob57

Riding style can also be a factor. No matter...

Riding style can also be a factor. No matter where I place my saddle, I seem to like riding on the nose. I imagine a coach might get me to change, but I ride for fun and for exercise, and my...
12-25-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,401
Posted By philbob57

OTOH, having a lot of info on a topic in one...

OTOH, having a lot of info on a topic in one thread isn't necessarily a bad thing.

I like my wired Sigma, but the 'puter popped out of the mount some time before I noticed it, so I got only a...
12-25-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,539
Posted By philbob57

Almost 1,200 miles this year, almost all of them...

Almost 1,200 miles this year, almost all of them fun. I was all set to go farther, but it got windy here in Chicagoland in October. Go figure. Winds over 15 mph coupled with temps under 50 aren't...
12-21-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,703
Posted By philbob57

I'm sorry to say this, but it looks more like...

I'm sorry to say this, but it looks more like opinion than knowledge. I hesitated to post this this, but too often people push their opinions as facts. As a society, we really need to distinguish...
12-20-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By philbob57

I like my DMR V12s, too, which I went to because...

I like my DMR V12s, too, which I went to because I kept getting locked into SPDs. I've learned some new things in my dotage, but obviously SPDs were beyond me.

One potential issue for your wife:...
12-16-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By philbob57

Both thumbs - right one in 2014, left in 2018...

Both thumbs - right one in 2014, left in 2018 (shoulder replacement 2016). I apparently have a high tolerance for post-surgical pain. I did the OT exercises pretty religiously. I'm very happy I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By philbob57

Congratulations!

Congratulations!
11-18-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,778
Posted By philbob57

For me, the only solution would be to lose 35-40...

For me, the only solution would be to lose 35-40 years. When I was 35-40, all I needed for 32 degree rides was jean for the legs, and winter gloves and my normal winter parka for my trunk. (Sorry -...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By philbob57

I'm not impressed, either, but ... their first...

I'm not impressed, either, but ... their first indexing solution (positron) was awful. Their first SIS was nothing to write home about. Now, however, if I ever have to give up my 1973 MKM, I expect...
11-04-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,520
Posted By philbob57

I ride where the traffic is light, and I stop at...

I ride where the traffic is light, and I stop at red lights. I stop at stop signs unless I have a lot of visibility both left and right AND I can be sure there are no cars coming, which means there...
10-31-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,596
Posted By philbob57

Late '80s, riding along in a group, we passed a...

Late '80s, riding along in a group, we passed a guy walking around an old Ferrari. 'Is that a 250 GT?' asked a rider. 'It was,' the driver said, 'I'm about to shoot it.'
10-27-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By philbob57

What kind of platfom pedals? The ones I have are...

What kind of platfom pedals? The ones I have are pinned, and the pins hold my shoes pretty tight.
10-27-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,162
Posted By philbob57

I suspect the first 1000 mile year is a big deal...

I suspect the first 1000 mile year is a big deal for everyone, especially with all that climbing, especially with that surgical background. Congratulations!
10-24-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By philbob57

I'd check into a carpal tunnel syndrome...

I'd check into a carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis. If it's CTS, the surgery is simple, and it works. BTDT.
10-24-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,264
Posted By philbob57

I've used a Lezyne Macro with a Wahoo...

I've used a Lezyne Macro with a Wahoo speed/cadence sensor all year with no real trouble. I've installed the sensor with an o-ring, and it moves every few rides, so I stop to adjust it, but that's...
10-24-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By philbob57

Fillet-brazed frames - Schwinn Super Sport, some...

Fillet-brazed frames - Schwinn Super Sport, some custom frames, and ? - and the French internally lugged frames from the right period also qualify.
10-12-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By philbob57

I have a slightly different problem. You're still...

I have a slightly different problem. You're still young. At 75, I'm not. But I agree with you absolutely - enjoy what I can do, not what I can't.
10-12-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,511
Posted By philbob57

I repeat, more bluntly: You do not know what...

I repeat, more bluntly:

You do not know what demands are placed on people beside yourself. You do not know what resources many other people have. You do not know how income and wealth are...
10-11-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By philbob57

Congratulations! 1,000 miles is a nice ...um......

Congratulations! 1,000 miles is a nice ...um... milestone.
10-11-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,511
Posted By philbob57

That's pretty arrogant. I simply don't see how...

That's pretty arrogant. I simply don't see how you have much knowledge of other people's pocketbooks.

Probably pretty ignorant, too. Take a look at your income. Then take a look at income...
10-06-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24,888
Views: 2,379,823
Posted By philbob57

23+ miles, sunny to partly cloudy, 65 degrees. I...

23+ miles, sunny to partly cloudy, 65 degrees. I felt pretty cold despite 3 layers of jersey and shorts plus tights. Feeling cold at 65 degrees is not something I ever expected.
10-05-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By philbob57

Some further thoughts.... I had to tip the...

Some further thoughts....

I had to tip the nose of the Brooks up a bit; otherwise, I kept sliding forward on the smooth leather. I believe it's common, though not universal, for riders to tilt the...
09-30-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,156
Posted By philbob57

Goal 200, rode 192. Still, I'm 158 miles ahead of...

Goal 200, rode 192. Still, I'm 158 miles ahead of last year. Hampered by high winds.

Goal for October: 100.
09-28-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By philbob57

Hills? I ascend and descend 400'-500' over 20-30...

Hills? I ascend and descend 400'-500' over 20-30 miles on my usual route.:) But now that I think of it, there are some short hills from road above Lake Michigan down to the beaches, which will serve...
09-27-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By philbob57

Heart rate and speed

I do not go fast, but I can ride 25 or 30 miles and recover quickly.

On some rides, especially against the wind, my HR gets into the 140s and stays there, even though I'm only going 12-13 mph. I'm...
09-26-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By philbob57

My own experience is that I need the nose down...

My own experience is that I need the nose down about 10mm to prevent numbness. I base my setup on Steve Hogg, Colby Pearce, and especially the patent application, which is IMO essential reading for...
09-25-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By philbob57

So did I, and it is certainly similar. It's...

So did I, and it is certainly similar. It's covered by the same patent, after all. The distance from the deepest part of the dip to the highest part of the nose was at least 10 mm longer for the...
09-25-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By philbob57

I assume the rubber in the Cambium flexes more...

I assume the rubber in the Cambium flexes more than the leather of the B17 Imp, and I imagine it's more comfortable.

I'm on a tight budget, so I first tried the TRK for it's low cost - maybe $50...
09-25-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,518
Posted By philbob57

Just for the record, I used LR44s for a few...

Just for the record, I used LR44s for a few years. They lasted a year or 1000 miles. That is, I rode 1000 miles/year, and I installed new batteries at the beginning of a season, and they weren't...
09-24-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,790
Posted By philbob57

Do you not ever stop in an emergency? That's when...

Do you not ever stop in an emergency? That's when I appreciate an inch of space between me and the TT.

One of the prevailing thoughts about purchasing a bike is to pick the smaller, if you're...
09-24-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,155
Posted By philbob57

My first Tickr Fit started turning itself off and...

My first Tickr Fit started turning itself off and on for a few minutes after 15-20 miles. Wahoo sent me a new one, which has been operating as expected for 700 miles.

The first one tracked a...
09-24-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By philbob57

I fought numbness for 2-3 years. Went through an...

I fought numbness for 2-3 years. Went through an Avocet Touring and a fizik Aliante. Then a B17 Imperial -I got numb after 12-15 miles on that. The Selle Anatomica looks like it might be better than...
09-24-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,790
Posted By philbob57

It's also important if one comes down hard on the...

It's also important if one comes down hard on the top tube.

I agree on this. Most people riding road bikes rest on their pubic rami, not their ischial tuberosities.

Where do you see that? I...
09-24-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,155
Posted By philbob57

Can't really say, but I'm on my 2nd tickr Fit...

Can't really say, but I'm on my 2nd tickr Fit since buying the first one last November. I've ridden 1100 miles. That's just 1 or 2 data points, depending on how one counts.
09-24-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 840
Posted By philbob57

Those of us who are short and have relatively...

Those of us who are short and have relatively longer trunks and shorter legs than most cyclists really like 21" STs and 22" TTs.:) BTW, your frame's head tube is longer than my 21" frame's HT, so I...
09-23-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18,270
Views: 2,927,729
Posted By philbob57

Not in South Carolina....

Not in South Carolina....
09-23-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 840
Posted By philbob57

I bought my 1973 MKM Dominator as a used frame in...

I bought my 1973 MKM Dominator as a used frame in 1981, and the label said that its tubes, forks, and stays forks are 531DB. I believe the Super Courses have straight gauge 531 for their 3 frame...
09-23-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By philbob57

If it's the Chicago Tourmalet, I think it's been...

If it's the Chicago Tourmalet, I think it's been on CL for ages. I don't remember when it was first listed, but I think it's been on sale continuously for over a year. I don't know if the guy has...
09-20-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,328
Posted By philbob57

To clarify: 1) I don't play chicken with...

To clarify:

1) I don't play chicken with young schmucks. When I see a bike being ridden no handed coming towards me, and the bike isn't going in a straight line, I'll ride a few yards at the bike....
09-19-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By philbob57

I never was able to use the phone computer...

I never was able to use the phone computer reliably. Another alternative is something from Lezyne - a Macro is $100, usually available on sale somewhere. At still lower prices you can find Brytons...
09-19-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,328
Posted By philbob57

If he's not riding in a perfectly straight line,...

If he's not riding in a perfectly straight line, I adjust my course to go straight at him. That usually gets his hands on his bars. If he's going straight on smooth paving, I'll let him be. I have...
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